tv Right This Minute ABC May 7, 2012 4:00pm-4:30pm EDT
>> pf hi, everyone. i'm beth troutman. it's time for some great videos, "right this minute." it's a school tradition along a busy street. but one student did not see this coming. >> whoa! >> oh, no way! >> but keep watching the video. in seconds nick is back up on his feet. >> the amazing story of a guy who took a bus hit and walked it off. if you've got dust in the drain or a cat in your tree, you better get smart. >> small animal rescue team. >> hear how the team pulled off the latest crazy rescue. a creature from the lagoon nails some food, but is one enough for this assassin? >> oh, no.
he's still hungry. boom, pulls another one out. and a man who can laugh without smiling. we investigate the creepy, i mean, rare talent. time for our first video and the story behind it. stephen has both. >> there's been what i think is a cool tradition at the university of texas in austin. at the end of the semester students get together for the foam sword friday. they've been doing this since 2007. they go to this particular street, intersection, armed with foam swords. when the light turns red -- medieval battle in the streets. >> with foam swords! modern-day "braveheart". >> but this morn-day tradition got scary real quick. here's why. >> no!
whoa! >> oh, no way! that's 18-year-old freshman nick ingman. nick runs out and, boom, he gets launched a few feet. but keep watching the video. in seconds nick is back up on his feet and, look, walks over calmly to the sidewalk. witnesses say nick was laughing after this. here's what happened. the bus driver actually ran the red light. the driver did get a ticket for running the red light and has been put on administrative leave. as for nick, he was taken to the hospital, released in just a few hours with no major injuries. people on facebook are talking a lot about foam sword friday this year. nick even posted -- sorry the event got halted because of me, fellow longhorns. and on nick's personal facebook page he definitely has a good attitude about this whole thing. thanks about all the well wishes. headed back to campus on a bus. as you can probably imagine, the university president has come
forward and said this is going to be the last year for foam sword friday. >> oh, that sucks! >> why isn't it the last year for buses on the street, you know? i mean, come on! >> whoa! >> for a video that has gone viral in just a week, it was posted by a group called stop hum. they're a youth group, and their goal is to fight traffic code violations and uncivilized behavior on roads. now, evidently in russia it's a huge problem that people are just parking everywhere, double parking, triple parking. so this youth group, they go and place these stickers on people's cars, and the sticker roughly translates to, i don't care, i park wherever i want. >> is this going to be effective? do you think the next time this guy feels like parking whenever he wants he's going to think about being stickered? >> this campaign just got more effective because of what's about to happen in this video. the woman you see here? this is the wife of a political
figure in russia, and these guys confront her about her parking job, and she's not having any of it. according to reports, this is what she's saying to them. erase what you have there now, meaning what's on the camera. god forbid it will appear on youtube. i'll get you, your legs will be torn off, you will be crawling on your hands. >> what? >> but notice she's on the phone here. she's calling for backup. up comes the porsche and out jumps her had son and some of his friends. and it gets violent. ♪ >> oh, man. >> wow! >> no one ended up filing charges over this incident, but the video ended up getting posted. it got so much attention because there's a political figure's wife and son involved in it that now the police have opened a criminal case, an investigation, because of this video. >> this is all about parking spots, which is crazy.
if you've ever worked in the restaurant business, this video is going to scare you. this happened in south hampton, uk. on this video you're watch willing, this woman is leaving the restaurant and watch what happens when she goes out the door. you see her running? and there are four masked men chasing her. then they knock her to the ground. >> oh, wow! is she a waitress? she has a lot of tips on her or something. >> they got more than tips from her. they got away with $26,000 from this restaurant. three of the suspects ended up going upstairs and threatening the assistant manager, 28 years old, at knifepoint, and they kicked and punched him to get the money. >> geez! >> you know, you're done with your shift, thinking you're done for the day, and this happens. >> i don't know how many times i closed up my old bar at 2:00 a.m. with the other female manager, we're locking the doors
with tons of money. this could happen to anybody. >> they made a couple of arrests. one guy was released, but one guy was let out on bond. they released this video, hoping that something triggers somebody's mind and they get more information on this case to lead to more arrests. >> talk about some cowards. i mean, to -- four guys to attack one girl alone? hope these thugs end up in jail for a long time. >> i do, too. it seems everything is bigger in russia, even their potholes. this video is popping up all over the web. this taxi driver lost a wheel in a pothole. it seems he tried to drive around the pothole and his taxi kind of just got stuck in this hole. this camera crew shows up to ask him about the hole, he's, like, look, the ground just starts to fall away. >> whoa! >> now he fell in. >> oh, my --
>> it's not just a pothole. >> it's a swimming pool. >> that's a pond! >> yes. this poor guy takes a header right into this sinkhole. >> he really did a good job of showing them how deep it was. >> it is not his day. >> can you please show me that again. i just want with to sto see it >> oh, my -- he takes like a full step towards the car. >> it doesn't look like his feet ever touch ground underneath. he claws for the edge. some of the concrete pulls away, and he gets out. >> unbelievable. wow! >> must have been some had sort of water main break or something underneath the ground that caused this hole to open up and erode away. >> poor guy, the least graceful fall ever. he grabs and flails toward the car. this guy's walking around the south pole naked. >> and i'm thinking, you're
freezing, dude. >> he is. see why he's doing it. and a watch that can do it all. there may soon be an app for that. and investors are throwing money at it. >> thousands upon thousands of dollars per day. >> see the pebble watch "right dollars per day. >[ male announcer ] are yought paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $89.99 a month guaranteed for two years with a two-year agreement. act now and we'll add a special bonus: $250 back. but hurry, this offer ends june 2nd. unlike cable, fios is a 100% fiber-optic network that delivers america's fastest, most consistent, most reliable internet plus the best tv picture quality. why keep paying so much for cable? switch to fios for just $89.99 a month guaranteed for two years with a two-year agreement -- plus your special bonus: $250 back. save $600 in your first two years.
. the great blue heron stalks his prey, the great plains of san francisco's hippie hill. this thing is an assassin. when i first saw this video i was, like, okay, what is this looking for, wrm orms? >> normally you see them at the edge of water, fish. >> watch, creeping, creeping, stalking. now watch this. >> he's in crouching position. >> and then he goes in for the attack! >> oh! >> now he pulls up -- i don't know. is that a mole? is that a bunny rabbit?
it's not a tiny one. the thing is bigger than the heron's beak. you can see the thing is still alive. so he just shakes it around, flops it, doesn't drop it. now it's starting to show no signs of life. he's finished up now, swallows the thing hole. >> look at his neck. >> needs a drink of water. >> after seeing that, you'd think, well, this guy's done. that was a pretty big deal, right? oh, no. he's still hungry. boom, pulls another one out, this time even bigger. this thing has less of a fight. it looks like it's almost kind of dead on attack. i think the other one is still in his throat. >> yes, it is. >> and watch this. one big gulp, and this thing is toast. gone. again, two of these things right in a row. can you believe that? bones, fur, feet. >> this is a bird assassin. >> how did you find him? he's crazy. >> he's a bird assassin. >> it's a real-life whac-a-mole. >> he's looking at the camera,
like, you're next. gadget lovers, pay attention because i've got the coolest new gadget coming your way. it's called the pebble watch. >> pebble is a watch that you can customize. it runs a lot of cool and useful apps and connects wirelessly by fwlu tooth to your smartphone. >> if you get a phone call, it will show you the caller i.d. on your watch, if you get a text, it shows you the text on your watch. i like that because i get an important text in the middle of a shoot, it's going to be really rude if i just go, hold on, beth. i can just go -- >> you could make it super easy for guys on dates to keep track of sports scores. >> exactly. developers of this put this up on kick starter, a crowd source funding -- if you've got a great idea, you put it on kick starter. their initial goal? $100,000. they met that initial goal in two hours. >> what? >> it went up three weeks ago. there are over $8 million in
support for this idea. basically, people love the idea and they're throwing money at this to the tune of thousands upon thousands of dollars per day. >> i would say it's kick started. >> tell us about what it's like to receive millions of dollars for an idea. >> in weeks! >> i've got the founder of the pebble watch, eric mejikosski via skype. it must feel really good. >> yeah. we're going to write applications to pebble and to see tens of thousands of people using your product, that to me sounds like a market for a watch app. >> tell me if you're right. you had shopped this idea to venture capitalists back in february and many of them said, yeah, no thanks. >> yeah. i think that's one of the really interesting things about kick starter, you can really bypass some of the normal distribution methods and go directly to the person who's going to use it and say, hey, would you use something like this? >> are companies now reaching
out to you after you raised $8 million, saying, hey, never mind, we were kidding? >> yeah. we've received a few e-mails like this. >> i've never been a watch wearer, but what better time than now? when are these going to be available? >> we're aiming to start shipping in september. did your mom ever make you a school lunch like this? >> that's awesome. >> it's a treasure map! >> that's tomorrow on "right this minute." four ducks stuck in the drain, but no worries because smart to the rescue. >> yep. we've got the rescuers to tell us how they get smart and get it done. >> they waddled away and said, thanks, see you later. and this elephant has a very special talent. she's playing the
what do you do if there are ducks stuck in the drain? >> call the fire department. >> you get smart, the small animal rescue team. >> oh! >> these guys are based in los angeles, california, and, as the name implies, they're a team that rescue small animals. in this case, four ducks were caught in a drainage box in lincoln park in los angeles. but what happened was, these
ducks got into the drain pretty easi easily, but they couldn't get back up on the lip and get out of the drain. so smart to the rescue. the rescue you're seeing is armando nav. he used the net to get some of the ducks -- one of the ducks got out on his own. he just kind of appears into the shot. but he grabs the other ducks with nets and is able to just kind of pluck them right out of the top. smart has been rescuing lots of small animals. in fact, in this video you can see the entire year of 2011 in review, all of the animal rescues that they were a part of. to find out a little bit more about what these guys do, we have two smart team members, we have armando navaret and ernesto via skype. first let's talk about that duck rescue. nav, that was you. >> after getting fecal matter all over me and smelling pretty
bad. i was happy to get three of the ducks out. then one got out on their own. they kind of waddled away, said, thanks, see you later. >> what's the strangest animal you've had to rescue? >> we had a monitor stuck in a drainage pipe. >> now, you reese endly uploaded a video about a goose who had an arrow through it? tell us about that rescue. >> ernesto was the triggerman. we pulled up to the goose, perfect shot, now the goose is at the california wildlife center. they're going to treat it and put it back into the wild where it belongs. >> how do you return people's pets and animals to them when they're in danger? >> they're so emotionally. it's such a great danger to be able to get these pets back to their owners and just to see how happy they are. it just makes us feel really great, like we're doing a great thing for these people.
the 300 club is a very elite group of people who have endured pretty severe weather in a very short period of time. to the south pole, the guy on the right is carlos, he is from spain. [ speaking spanish ] for about ten minutes, they sit in a sauna that is about 200 degrees fahrenheit. once temperature drops to, in this case, negative 100 degrees fahrenheit, he hits the snow. >> so they're ranging 300 degrees. >> exactly. >> thus the name 300 club. >> they run to the celebratory pool, which is the south pole marker. once he gets there, he's saying, here i am, enjoying one of the most spectacular views that one could ever experience. [ speaking spanish ] and i'm thinking, you're
freezing, dude! >> there's ice on his eyelashes and his mustache. once they get to their goal, they end up running back and they run straight into the sauna again to heat up. >> look what he looks like once he finally gets back. he looks like an old man! >> miserable. >> this video is just a few inches from being borderline pornographic. >> although i don't know that even if he did kneel down we could see anything. >> his outy became an innie. [ speaking spanish ] >> see the video and you'll understand what led to this. we didn't lose our minds. the story behind the laugh, next.
get your weird gear and watch this video. impressive what these guys do on the inline skates. you showed us the elephant playing with a smartphone, very cool video, but i see your elephant and raise you another. >> high-stakes elephant game! >> this is shony, and shonty lives at the smithsonian national zoo in d.c. today we affixed a harmonica to the wall so she could play it. >> she's 36 years old and the zoo keepers realized she loved making noise so she decided to give her instruments. >> she likes to tap on things with her trunks, flap her ears against things that make noise. so we thought, why not get
harmonicas and horns and toys she could blow and make sound with? >> she is a bit of a composer. her keepers say that she has a beginning, middle and end to her songs. it's not just making random noises. ♪ >> so there's some sort of a beat that you can follow, right? >> oh, yeah. she's got rhythm going. ♪ >> isn't that the greatest thing? >> i'd be clapping for her every single day. the woman plays instruments. >> this is pretty darn awesome. waiting for shonty's first album to drop on itunes. ♪ this guy daniel park uploaded his sort of unusual talent to youtube. i can't figure out if it's funny
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